Published in Cancer Weekly, March 2nd, 2004
In 2002, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) published the first referral guidelines for patients diagnosed with pelvic masses. In the new study of more than 1,000 women who were diagnosed with pelvic masses requiring surgery, a group of physicians found that when these guidelines were used, 94% of women with postmenopausal ovarian or other gynecologic cancers would have been appropriately referred to gynecologic oncologists for specialized treatment.
The study involved a...
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